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China summons U.S. ambassador over Hong Kong bills

China summons U.S. ambassador over Hong Kong bills The Chinese foreign ministry said in a statement that the bill will only "strengthen the resolve of the Chinese people, including the Hong Kong people, and raise the sinister intentions and hegemonic nature of the U.S". A loss of the status could also jeopardise the over US$30 billion (S$40.98 billion) in trade between Hong Kong and the US. It said the laws' basic intent is to undermine Hon... [Full Article...]

UK: Truck Driver Admits His Part in 39 Immigrant Deaths

UK: Truck Driver Admits His Part in 39 Immigrant Deaths The youngest victim was 15 years old and the oldest was 44. The bodies of eight women and 31 men were found in a refrigeration trailer on an industrial estate east of London in the early hours of October 23. Mr Justice Edis said: 'Right here is moderately a major investigation at chance of have investigations correct into a chance of of us'. There's now no need to get a trial scheduled; non... [Full Article...]

'Presidents are not Kings': Judge Says Trump Aide Must Testify

'Presidents are not Kings': Judge Says Trump Aide Must Testify Separate from the subpoena at issue, the decision also raised the possibility of the official being requested to testify in the ongoing impeachment inquiry , in which House Democrats are trying to establish a case of President Donald Trump abusing his office for personal political gain. [Full Article...]

3 more Seals escape punishment thanks to Trump

3 more Seals escape punishment thanks to Trump Before the verdict, Trump twice called Spencer, asking he remove Gallagher from confinement in a Navy brig. Gallagher was convicted at a court-martial in July of appearing in a photo with a deceased ISIS fighter taken during his 2017 deployment to Iraq. [Full Article...]

5 killed when fire breaks out on 14th floor of apartment building

5 killed when fire breaks out on 14th floor of apartment building It was a "very tragic night at the beginning of the holiday weekend", said John Fruetel, chief for Minneapolis Fire in a press conference streamed on local news channel KSTP, an ABC affiliate. Crews are working to determine the cause of the fire. "I can't express more about how precarious that scenario was to those firefighters", Fruetel said. [Full Article...]

Gosport residents' anger over ‘half a bush’ Christmas tree

Gosport residents' anger over ‘half a bush’ Christmas tree One person said: "I hope they've only paid half the price!" Another joke: "The Council cuts half a bush". Steve Mew said: 'Where's the rest of it?' Martin Clack asked "what fsufficient is that" whereas Emma Light agreed by pronouncing 'critically even though wtf is that it, appears to be like bloody terrible!' The post led to hundreds of comments criticising the "pitiful" and "horrible loo... [Full Article...]

General election 2019: PM apologises for Islamophobia in Tory party

General election 2019: PM apologises for Islamophobia in Tory party In his statement on Twitter today, Mr. Akhtar stated that he was a member of the party since 2005 and that he "knew anti-Muslim hatred", including two incidents that he personally had been a victim in 2009 and 2017. "In fact a government-funded organisation reported the increase in hate crime towards Muslim women as a result of those comments". Former Conservative Party chairwoman Baroness War... [Full Article...]

Supreme Court shields Donald Trump’s financial records for now

Supreme Court shields Donald Trump’s financial records for now In a separate case, Trump on November 14 asked the Supreme Court to hear his appeal of another lower court ruling that directed Mazars to provide local prosecutors in New York Trump's personal and corporate tax returns from 2011 to 2018 as part of a criminal investigation. [Full Article...]


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